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- 11 August 2012 -
Biokaas Kinderdijk on video
- 28 July 2012 -
New: Refreshing tomato cheese
As known by many of you, we like to experiment with flavours. We now introduce tomato cheese; our natural Gouda flavour combined
with the refreshing strength of sundried tomatoes. For a maximum summer feeling!
- 15 June 2012 -
First "graskaas" cheese available again
It was time again, 4 weeks ago our cows could enjoy the open air and meadows for a new summer season. They enjoyed the fress spring grass, which is the
basis for the so-called "grass" cheese, or "graskaas" in Dutch. This fresh, first grass of the season realises an extra creamy
and soft milk, causing an explosion of refreshing flavours in the cheese. Besides that, it also influences the appearance; due
to the natural beta carotene (the basis for vitamin A in your body) in the grass, the "graskaas" has by nature a more dark yellow colour.
- 21 May 2012 -
Monday 21 May it was the moment; the cows could go outside again for a new summer season in the meadows. They still had to share the land with geese
(see news-item from 12 May) but the weather forecasts were so positive that we did not want to keep them inside anymore.
As you can see, in between the grazing they relax lovely.
Due to the short grass and the amount of excreta of the geese, we expect to change the grazing area about every week. This in order to guarantee creamy
milk and thereby tasteful cheese.
Our young cattle is located on another meadow, surrounded by the streets IJsvogel, Zwarte Paard and Molenkade.
- 13 May 2012 -
Small ones are growing up
- 12 May 2012 -
Cows still in the stable
As observing passers and visitors might have noticed, our meadows are still empty where you already see
tv-advertisements with cows making their first exploring steps in the fresh spring grass.
Due to the fact that we are an organic farm, we do not use artificial fertilizers or other chemical products that make
grass grow faster. We are therefore dependent on natural manure, sunshine, rain and a bit of luck.
The manure has been spread out some weeks ago, sunshine did not reach the ground that much yet, rain on the other hand
did a lot. Only the luck element fails. We have the dubious honour that a goose colony with hundreds of breeding geese
love our young grass. For that reason they have occupied our meadows already for several weeks now.
As such not a big problem; however where cows only eat the grass blades, geese take out the blades including roots,
causing it to die away. Per day one goose eats 500 grams to 1 kilogram of grass; it therefore takes some time before the
land has recovered again from this natural damage.
We hope that the geese leave again soon, causing the greatest sorrow to be gone after which recovery can start.
For our cows it means staying inside a bit longer. Fresh grass has by now arrived in the stable causing them to get the spring feeling already.
- 11 May 2012 -
Responses to our vacancy
Some weeks ago we have placed an advertisement in the newspapers "Klaroen" and "Het Kontakt" with a vacancy due to
required staff increase. We expected responses; however the amount has exceeded all our expectations by far.
We have received by now more than 200 letters and e-mails and try to process them as soon as possible. Should you have
send a response, then please be assured that we plan to respond to everybody. However due to the size of scale of
our company this will, keeping the amount of responses in mind, most likely take longer than expected by you (and us).
- 30 April 2012 -
Queensday 2012 was a festive day for more than one reason. Besides the fact that our Queen's birthday was celebrated, also some lambs were born.
Herebelow you can find a picture of both a mother and daughter. The blue paint is put on them to distinguish which lamb belongs to which mother sheep.
- 24 April 2012 -
Our most recent
newborn has seen the world for the first time on 24 April 2012; a healthy calf that is by now living with her peers.